How to Book a Zoo Field Trip

Thank you for your interest in bringing students to the zoo for a field trip! To ensure a fun, safe and timely experience, all field trips must register through our online booking form.

Field Trips are not offered the months of June and July.

We offer several options for field trips:
Self guided-100It is free to visit the zoo and park every day of the week from 9 AM to 5 PM. You are always welcome to bring your students for a visit! You can request our self-guided tour and hand it out to your group leaders as information to share with the students as you explore the zoo. Self-guided tours are offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Although self-guided tours are free, you are required to book your trip using the button below to ensure a good experience for all park visitors. 

Self guided picnic-100Some school groups choose to reserve a picnic shelter in the main section of Memorial Park, to ensure one is available for their group to picnic lunch in after visiting the zoo. A shelter costs $50 to rent for a 4 hour time block. Your reservation can be made by calling the Memorial Park office at 706-613-3580. If you are a CCSD school, there is no fee to reserve a shelter, but there is a form to complete.Self-guided tours are offered Mondays and Tuesdays. Although self-guided tours are free, you are required to book your trip using the button below to ensure a good experience for all park visitors.


green button with white bear outline and textA zoo program includes 30-minute ambassador animal presentation (where you will meet 3 ambassador animals), a specialized route map and guide for your tour through Bear Hollow Zoo, and a four hour Memorial Park picnic shelter reservation.  A zoo program costs $3 per student for CCSD school groups and $5 per student for non-Clarke County groups. Programs are available on Wednesdays through Fridays, beginning at 10AM or later.  A minimum of 10 students is required.   Use the button below to book a formal zoo tour field trip. 


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Field Trip Resources

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